A man killed his daughter and her girlfriend after a heated argument in El Monte, officials said. Here’s the complete story from reporter Ruby Gonzales.
An Upland man was arrested in connection with the Monday morning slaying of three in Ontario. This from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Steven David James Carter, 34, was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Court records show he is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, although it is unclear if he has been charged in the case.
Officers said they plan to recommend to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office that Carter be charged with three counts of murder.
Police came to a home in the 1000 block of South Magnolia Avenue at 6:15
Police investigated the triple homicide Monday after receiving a report of an unconscious man lying in the driveway.
The man was dead of what investigators suspect was a gunshot wound. Police found two more bodies inside the home, but are unsure about their cause of death.
Officers identified one of the men in the house as Brandon Perez, 31, of Ontario. He resided in the home and appeared to be the target of the robbery, police said. The other man in the residence, one of Carter’s accomplices, was 25-year-old Albert Lamar Thomas of Ontario.
Police withheld the name of the third man because his relatives have not been notified.
Longtime Tournament of Roses Association member Richard Allan Munnecke, arrested in February in connection with the 2004 slaying of Rose Parade volunteer Donna Lee Kelly, has died, according to an email sent to friends of his family.
…Gail Munnecke called this morning to share the sad news that her husband Allan died during heart surgery yesterday. A memorial service will be held November 30 at San Marino Community Church.
Our most heart-felt condolences to Gail and her loved ones.
Munnecke was connected to the slaying via DNA, officials said.
In February deputies served a search warrant at Munnecke’s home in the 800 block of North Almansor Street in Alhambra. Subsequently, they arrested the 71-year-old on suspicion of murder in Kelly’s slaying.
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This from City News Service, via the Los Angeles County DA’s Office:
I shot this video on Wednesday at an event sponsored by Parents of Murdered Children. The photos are of murder victims who were remembered at the unveiling of a billboard on North Peck Road in El Monte.
Here’s a link to Bethania Palma’s story on the event.
This from the District Attorney’s Office:
PASADENA – A former high school history teacher today pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the 2008 slaying of an Arcadia man, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Deputy District Attorney Russell Moore of the Pasadena Branch Office said Brandon Michael Landreth, 33, also admitted using a handgun to carry out the killing.
Pasadena Superior Court Judge Dorothy Shubin said Landreth would be sentenced on Feb. 22. He is expected to be sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison, under the terms of a negotiated settlement.
Landreth, a former teacher and chess coach at John Muir High School in Pasadena, was alleged to have fatally shot Justo Cesar Morales, 25, on March 30, 2008 at the victim’s Arcadia home.
According to evidence presented at a 2009 preliminary hearing, Landreth’s ex-wife had been in a relationship with Morales during the year after she separated from Landreth.
Arcadia police arrested Landreth on April 2, 2008. The defendant has remained in custody since.
This comes from the Robbery/Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officials believe that the suspected Grim Sleeper may be responsible for several murders that have yet to be attributed to suspect Lonnie David Franklin.
On Thursday officials released several images of woman confiscated from Franklin’s South Los Angeles home.
The images are available on the LAPD website at www.lapdonline.org.
LAPD press release on the jump: